Bollywood coincidence? Woman regains eyesight magically after 20 years
If Nirupa Roy from Bollywood movie 'Amar Akbar Anthony' made you laugh, this Florida woman will leave you in splits with tears of joy.
By Curated by Nilanjana Gupta
Published: Mon 9 May 2016, 4:22 PM
Last updated: Mon 9 May 2016, 11:43 PM
WARNING! Do not try this at home. You're strongly advised to not bang your head against the wall to cure your eyesight problems. If a 70-year-old Florida woman's story is to be believed, she regained eyesight after 20 long years just by falling over and mistakenly hitting her head at home. Mary Ann Franco lost her vision in 1995 in a car accident, but a recent neck operation returned her eyesight with a bonus. Speaking about her eyesight, she told WPBF, "It went blackish gray. And I couldn't see anything." Recently she fell in her home and needed to have an operation performed on her spine. When she woke up in the hospital recovery room, she regained not only her vision, but her ability to see colour as well. How it happened is still a mystery. Her doctor John Afshar calls it a "miracle", something "he has never seen before." He however came up with this theory:
"The 1995 accident created a kink that restricted blood flow from an artery in her spine. As a result, the part of her brain that controls vision wasn't receiving enough blood to function properly. Her recent neck surgery may have unkinked the artery and when we gave that extra amount of blood flow by unkinking the vessel, it could have re-established the blood flow."
Watch: Isn't it straight from the Bollywood movies? If you are a Bollywood fan, you can relate this miraculous treatment to the illogical plot from the movie Amar Akbar Anthony. How mother Nirupa Roy who had been blinded by the gangsters regained her eyesight after several years almost magically without any medical intervention. Did you think it was unrealistic? Well, there you go. The Florida woman has validated this in real life. Time and again Bollywood has done what medical science couldn't achieve in years, suggests actor Rishi Kapoor in his tweets. 'Blind' faith on Rajinikanth and Bollywood movies, RESTORED!